In fantasy world building and writing, the term "race" is loosely used to describe a sentient or sapient life form with a similar degree of intelligence and awareness as that of a human. Generally a new race will have...
If you've ever wanted a window into the world of writing an epic fantasy novel, then here is your chance. I offer my own experiences as a road map to help you with your writing.
This article gives inexperienced fantasy writers some ideas about how to get started writing about their fantasy worlds.
Free text-to-speech software is one of the tools I use to improve my own writing. Here's how, why, and where to get it.
Want to write or choreograph a good sword fight? Here's a list of common misconceptions about swordplay and some of the basic tenets of the weapon from a martial perspective.
Worldbuilding for science fiction is an often complicated process. This article attempts to give people writing a science fiction novel a place to begin.
My literary battle comes to a close as I clash with the publishing industry. If you're interested in writing the genre, or getting published, then you may enjoy this window into my journey.
Gordon Van Gelder, Editor of the venerable Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction once famously quipped, "I'm allergic to elves." What is it about fantasy races, be they dwarves or halflings or gnomes or even elves,...
How much work should you put into creating original creatures, locations and characters when writing fantasy? Inside I examine some of the pros and cons for the genre's most over-used concepts.
The perfect villain does not necessarily have to be pure evil with no other side to him or her. Personality, emotion, mystique, and even likability all go a long way in constructing a villain that will stay in the media...